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is leukemia deadly

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Leukemia is one of those cancers for which modern treatment has created a high percentage of cures. This is age related; the younger the better. Th ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonid Basovich
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes if not treated: With any type of cancer, patient may die if not treated. Sooner or latter - depend on cancer type. People die often times not because of cancer itself ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Blood cell cancer: Leukemia is cancer of one of the bone marrow cells. The cells start growing quickly and either enter the blood stream where they are first detected or ... Read More
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Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cancer: Camcer of blood cells or bone marrow.
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Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Blood cancer: Generally speaking, leukemia is a form of cancer, more specifically a cancer that usually originates in the bone marrow and then spreads into the bloo ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Leukemia cause: We don't know for sure. Leukemia develops as the consequence of a series of genetic changes in blood cell offsprings. These changes alter normal growt ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No necessarily: Long time ago that was true. But the modern treatments for leukemias are quite effective and are often curative. But the treatment is best done at a c ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chemotherapy or ...: It depends on the type of leukemia. Some leukemias can be cured with chemotherapy.. Some types of leukemia can only be cured with a stem cell transp ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Drugs +/- radiation: Various chemotherapy drugs and new targeted therapies are used that preferentially kill cancer cells while minimizing side effects. Sometimes radiatio ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
44 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Leukemia is not a contagious disease.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
4 types: They come as 2 acute and 2 chronic types of leukemias. Your hematologist/oncologist can explain the differences.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Asymptomatic lab abnormality to highly symptomatic. It depends on type of leukemia (all, aml, cll, cml, etc), disease burden, and host (human) factors ... Read More
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